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Nick pointed me to a fabulous podcast series by CBC radio called “How To Think About Science.” Each episode is a long and fascinating interview with a prominent scholar of science–scientists, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians who explore how science is done, how scientists work, and how scientific ideas and facts are communicated. Check it…

Bio-Documentary

My semester in MIT’s course on Documenting Science Through Video and New Media has drawn to a close. I’ve had a wonderful time and learned a lot about how films and science are constructed by different people in different times for different reasons. Most of all I’ve learned about how challenging it can be to…

Science is Social

I got the chance to attend a panel discussion about science and the media presented by the UK-based charity Sense About Science. The audience was primarily scientists, many of whom were angry about how science is presented in the media: the outlandish claims, the hype, presenting “both sides” of stories where there is clear scientific…